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Our mission is to invest in tech founders who are ready to start their startup and solve real world problems. Through our Startup Incubator Program founders, students, and professionals are given support through our specialized curriculum, lab access, and resources to bring their Smart City solutions to life!

Our tech startup incubator is a 6-month program where founders will be able to kickstart their future with the following focus:

Becoming a Successful Founder

This focuses on identifying where each individual's strengths lie and where there are opportunities for growth.

Building your Concept

Learning design and innovation methodologies that help you create and test your concepts.

Establish your Company’s Culture

A deep dive into working with diverse teams and establishing company culture.

your Startup

Building a business plan, understanding your value proposition and communicating your worth to attract seed investment.

your Tech

Understanding and using the capabilities and applications of 5G technology.

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Find out if you could qualify for the free incubator program.

Who Should Apply?

Find out if you could qualify for the free incubator program.


Are you interested in solving problems that impact infrastructure, transportation, energy, public safety, sustainability, and more?


Do you think you have a Smart City related solution and would like to build a business around that solution?


Does your company leadership or solution represent the New Majority (BIPOC, women, people with disabilities)?


Do you have experience with product or service development, 5G technologies, smart city applications or startup business?

Was your answer yes to any of these questions?

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FREE Incubator program with no equity required!

Thanks to our federal funding & partners across the tech industry, both the incubator and accelerator programs are absolutely free of charge, including all benefits & resources.

With Smart Futures Lab, not only do you receive a professional curriculum designed to help your startup grow, but you also have access to all program benefits.
Office space with computers, WIFI, & conference rooms.
Invited to special events, demo day, and pitch day events.
Dedicated marketing professional to help develop your brand and marketing plan.
A professional mentor that has experience in the tech and Smart City industry.
Access to the surrounding campus as a “living lab” for testing.
Access to a private 5G network, CBRS Test Bed with your own dedicated sim cards.
Full access to our Smart Futures Lab, a prototyping facility with trained staff.
A connection to a broad network of professionals and access to Government directly through the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance.
“The Smart Futures Lab curriculum courses offered practical knowledge and frameworks that we could directly apply to our business model and product development strategies. Without participating, we might have missed out on important connections with organizations like T-Mobile, Arrow Electronics, and the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance.”

Swap Energy
Salman Chishti, Founder

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